Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/17/2020 NBA Odds and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/17/2020 – The Dallas Mavericks are making a big push to solidify their spot in the playoffs and they have the Portland Trail Blazers next in their schedule this January 17, Friday at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the live stream set for this match at 9:30 pm Eastern Time. ESPN will also feature this match live on television. Mavs are coming in this game with the upper hand over the Trail Blazers as predicted by National Championship Odds. On the other hand, the Blazers would sink deeper as their playoff chances become more remote.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/17/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Trail Blazers have struggled still and adding Carmelo Anthony saved them from sinking even further. With the injuries of Josef Nurkic and other rotation players for the Trail Blazers, this team is poised to fail living up to expectations after a huge playoff run last season. Hassan Whiteside has been a good compliment to CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard but they need more from their bench. Anfernee Sims has been their best player from the bench but other than that, they can’t find consistency. The Blazers are a team that look like they found the right formula as they are coming from a 10-point victory at home against the Houston Rockets.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 40 GP 40 GS 36.7 MIN 26.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.6 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.8 AST/TO 24.59 PER
C. McCollum SG 41 GP 41 GS 36.2 MIN 21.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4.1 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.15 PER
C. Anthony PF 27 GP 27 GS 31.9 MIN 16.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.2 DR 6.3 REB 1.4 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 1.7 TO 3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 14.12 PER
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Mavericks have been one of the most exciting teams to watch on NBA League Pass and credit that to the exciting play of Luka Doncic. His game elevated the Mavericks and will give this team a good run to the championship for this decade. Teaming up with Kristaps Porzingis made them a force but they can’t seem to be playing together as injuries hampered them alternately. The pieces around Doncic have been full of shooters with Dorian Finney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Seth Curry. Against the Blazers, Doncic will find his way to dominate and look for him for those kick-outs to the outside. The Mavericks are on a roll with a three-game winning streak but this is a good test for them as they battle the Blazers without Kristaps Porzingis.
Players to Watch: L. Doncic SF 37 GP 37 GS 32.8 MIN 28.8 PTS 1.4 OR 8.3 DR 9.8 REB 9 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 4.4 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 30.01 PER
T. Hardaway Jr. SG 38 GP 25 GS 25.9 MIN 14 PTS 0.4 OR 2.5 DR 2.9 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 0.8 TO 1.7 PF 2.1 AST/TO 14.97 PER
S. Curry SG 39 GP 9 GS 22.5 MIN 10.4 PTS 0.5 OR 1.4 DR 1.9 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1 TO 1.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 13.9 PER
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/17/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games.
Dallas are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Kristaps Porzingis PF Knee is “?” Friday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
The Mavericks are the safer bet here according to Best Online Sportsbook but this game is a good watch on how Doncic will fare up against Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Run-and-gun will be the match as the Mavericks strength is on their shooters but the Blazers have Whiteside manning the paint.
Moneyline: The Mavs have the upper hand in this game and they are given the ML of -230 while the Trail Blazers are at +190 if they pull an upset.
ATS: The Blazers are on the +5.5 across the spread against the Mavericks. Meanwhile, Dallas is on the opposite side at -5.5.
TOTALs: The total for this game is at 228.5 with the Mavericks the team going under. Meanwhile, the Blazers are seen going over.
Score Prediction: 117 – 111 Dallas